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Faye “Ms. Pompano” Beard, Age 77

Posted by on Feb 6, 2018

Nona Faye “Ms. Pompano” Beard, 77 years, 1 month and 21 days of age of Campbellsville, died Monday evening, February 5, 2018 at Grandview Nursing and Rehab Center after an extended illness.

Faye was born in Taylor County on December 15, 1940, the daughter of the late Aaron Alfred and Virgie Mae Able Cox.   She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Morris “Pompano” Beard, as well as their son, Anthony Dee Beard, two infant siblings, Billy Ray Cox and Lois Cox, 4 brothers, Leslie B. Cox, John Henry Cox, Donald Lee Cox and Samuel Lee Cox and sister Ora Mae Druien.

Faye left a wonderful legacy for her family, being such a godly example as a wonderful Christian wife and mother and enjoyed every moment of raising her children.    After retirement she was found busy at her husband’s side operating Pompano’s Bait Shop at Campbellsville City Lake for 23 years.   She was of the Baptist faith and a member of Point Pleasant Lighthouse Baptist Church and often attended Campbellsville Baptist Temple with her late husband.

Surviving are two sons, Aaron Dale Beard and wife Lorraine of Wadsworth, Ohio, Shawn David Beard of Campbellsville and a daughter, Tanya Algee and husband Joseph of Geneva, Florida as well as 4 grandchildren, Tashina Zavardino and husband Adam of Orlando, Florida, Crystal Lynn Wells and husband Charlie of Tallmadge, Ohio, Nathaniel Morris Algee of Geneva, Florida, Jared Beard of Rittman, Ohio, 2 Step grandchildren, Michelle Algee-Hoffman and husband Rodney, Nicki Algee and partner, Kim as well as 2 great grandchildren and 10 step great grandchildren.   Also surviving are two sisters, Margaret Cox and Helen McVay and husband John, of Campbellsville, two brothers, Jerry Nelson Cox and wife Rose of Elk Horn and George Cox and companion Joyce Summers of Campbellsville and four sisters-in-law, Bernadean Bischel of Ohio, Leona Cox and Betty Cox, both of Tampa, Florida and Marie Cox of Campbellsville as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

The funeral service for Faye “Ms. Pompano” Beard will be on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Collison and Bro. Jase Diven officiating. Following cremation, private entombment will take place at Mt. Zion Cemetery at a later date.

The family request visitation between the hours of 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 9, 2018 at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and can be made at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.

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